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9927-9929 Railroad Avenue (Duplex), 9927-9929 Railroad Avenue, Texas, Baltimore County, MD



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BWPhotos 337981

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BWPhotos 337982

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BWPhotos 337988

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BWPhotos 337990

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BWPhotos 337991

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BWPhotos 337992

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BWPhotos 337993

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BWPhotos 337994

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BWPhotos 337995

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BWPhotos 337996

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BWPhotos 337997

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BWPhotos 337998

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BWPhotos 338000

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BWPhotos 338001

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BWPhotos 338004


Item Title
BWPhotos 338004

Location
9927-9929 Railroad Avenue, Texas, MD

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS MD-1002
Significance: Situated in "Limestone Valley," the village of Texas was developed to exploit the nearby limestone quarries. The village embodies the characteristics of a mid-nineteenth century working class, predominantly Irish-Catholic community. Specifically constructed as a workers' duplex, the house is a vernacular adaptation of Greek Revival classicism, featuring a symmetrical plan with details such as stone quoins and wood dentils. Erected during the late 1840s to early 1850s, the house is one of the earliest remaining buildings in Texas from 1840-1900, the period of the town's greatest growth, and is a fine example of a limestone worker's residence. The house, like many other nineteenth century houses in Texas, was located near the road with outbuildings and gardens behind. The building's siting along the railroad tracks and near the old lime kilns was another typical, but important, aspect of the former mining town. Except for a few houses on the east side of the railroad tracks, most of that cluster of houses has largely been destroyed. Today, the house is the only surviving stone dwelling on Railroad Avenue.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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